Abbreviations and acronyms Foreword by Nicky Oppenheimer Prologue 1 The
scene is set 2 A move to the international stage 3 WWF's Rhino Strategy and its
links to Operation Lock 4 Setting up Operation Lock 5 Five African presidents 6 ...
Author: John Hanks
Publisher: Penguin Random House South Africa
The aggressive poaching of rhinos needs to be countered with equal aggression. So argued Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the founder president of the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF), at a 1987 meeting with John Hanks, conservation expert and WWF’s head in Africa. The result was Operation Lock, a secret initiative funded by Prince Bernhard and staffed by former SAS operatives. Operation Lock set up headquarters in Johannesburg and extended its reach into neighbouring states: Namibia, Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland and Mozambique. Its operatives planned to train game rangers, to pose as rhino horn traders in order to entrap buyers, and to expose the kingpins who were driving the trade. It was a controversial approach, all the more because it was working within apartheid South Africa in the late 1980s. When the existence of the project was finally leaked, WWF denied any involvement, and John Hanks took the fall. In Operation Lock and the War on Rhino Poaching, John Hanks finally tells the story of these explosive events from 25 years ago. As a leading international authority on conservation, he also deals with the scourge of rhino poaching up to the present, and gives powerful and controversial criticism of some of the current policies to curb poaching.
Power and Poaching in Africa Keith Somerville. 84. ... Peter Stiff, Selous Scouts:
Top Secret War, Alberton, South Africa: Galago, 1982, pp. ... John Hanks, Operation Lock and the War on Rhino Poaching, Cape Town: Penguin Books,
Author: Keith Somerville
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Half of Tanzania's elephants have been killed for their ivory since 2007. A similar alarming story can be told of the herds in northern Mozambique and across swathes of central Africa, with forest elephants losing almost two-thirds of their numbers to the tusk trade. The huge rise in poaching and ivory smuggling in the new millennium has destroyed the hope that the 1989 ivory trade ban had capped poaching and would lead to a long-term fall in demand. But why the new upsurge? The answer is not simple. Since ancient times, large-scale killing of elephants for their tusks has been driven by demand outside Africa's elephant ranges - from the Egyptian pharaohs through Imperial Rome and industrialising Europe and North America to the new wealthy business class of China. And, who poaches and why do they do it? In recent years lurid press reports have blamed mass poaching on rebel movements and armed militias, especially Somalia's Al Shabaab, tying two together two evils - poaching and terrorism. But does this account stand up to scrutiny? This new and ground-breaking examination of the history and politics of ivory in Africa forensically examines why poaching happens in Africa and why it is corruption, crime and politics, rather than insurgency, that we should worry about.
See also J. Hanks, Operation Lock and the War on Rhino Poaching (Cape Town:
Penguin, 2015). 57Knobel to director of nature conservation, Skukuza, 4 August
1974, A/21 Wetenskaplike skakelings. KNP archives, Skukuza. Translated from ...
Author: Jane Carruthers
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
South Africa is renowned for its wildlife and environmental conservation in iconic national parks such as the Kruger, one of the world's first formal protected areas. However, this is the first book to thoroughly analyse and explain the interesting and changing scientific research that has been accomplished in South Africa's national parks during the twentieth century. Providing a fascinating and thorough historical narrative based on an extensive range of sources, this text details the evolution of traditional natural history pursuits to modern conservation science in South Africa, covering all research areas of conservation biology and all the national parks around the country. It reveals the interaction between the international context, government, learning institutions and the public that has shaped the present conservation arena. A complex story that will interest and inform not only those involved in conservation science of South Africa, but worldwide.
After Mozambican independence in 1975 , the African National Congress based
its military operations in southern Mozambique ... Pretoria ' s response was to
intensify support for Renamo , which went on to plunge the whole of Mozambique
into civil war . ... Operation Lock ' s success in reducing poaching and illegal
trade in ivory and rhino horn had not been acknowledged by its critics , Hanks
South Africa and the International Trade in Ivory and Rhino Horn De Wet
Potgieter ... South Africa was still locked in the catch - 22 of a bitter guerrilla war ,
with three different intelligence agencies , each apparently with its own agenda ...
Outlining for the first time officially the activities of Operation Lock , he stated that
they had always tried to ensure that all anti - poaching measures were combined
with a ...
Afghan Aid UK was a vehicle through which the Mujahideen terrorists were
organised and deployed to trigger the war in ... Two horrifying examples are Operation Stronghold and Operation Lock . Stronghold was supposed to be
supporting the Zimbabwe Department of National Parks and Wildlife
Management to save 700 black rhinos in the Zambezi Valley , but it emerged that
the Chief Game Ranger Glen Tatham and his staff were simply killing ' poachers '
without warning . Official ...
Author: David Icke
Publisher: David Icke Books
Category: Political Science
In documented detail, the author argues that the same interconnecting bloodlines have controlled the planet for thousands of years. Original.
... weapons against Israel if in Israel sbould a war break out in the Israel bad also
promised any assis war breaks out . ... The project was based in SA because it
was a central conduit for poached rhino horns . ... Equipment for the projeci .
nature conservation organisations as dubbed Operation Lock , was bought a
Apartheid army tied to poaching Her Cuban recruitment plan was criticised when
she outlined In the first official ... doctors ' groups whose members said they
trading which contributed to the near extinction of rhinos and were worried the
drive ... It Rural areas , where most of the black majority live , suffer from
describes Operation Lock - - - financed by Prince ... ( Reuters , 2 / 2196 ) South
Africa Panel meets about war effects Eugene De Kock Baobab Notes , February
March 1996 , Page 4.
But in a country where the per capita annual income is less than $ 400 and rhino
and elephant tusks can fetch thousands ... In addition to traditional Kenyan poachers , Somalians displaced by civil war and drought were drifting across the
border and ... With a system akin to a military operation , the headquarters has a
wall with color - coded pins to show where their ear - tagged wards were last
The following is a very proper to lock them up without proof . asked if a certain
author , who bad wantonly injared curious ... that the lawyer is suffering dread -
on beef he becomes something like an ox ; if he eats When is a young lady like a poacher ? ... Here was as the great advocate of free trade remarked , “ a most the operation of shaving a hoosier with a very dull ... American paper . natures that
they can't bear a little genial humour in everybody's thoughts just now , when the war is ...
... the locks of the star of day , ” and “ the glitter- the intent of the whole law - which
otherwise is admirableing fragments of the ... Is our whitewood tree similar in any
denizens of tropical woods . ciple , and to operate for the good of the future , will
... Until this is fully conOLD FISHERMAN Islip , L. I. - The worst poachers of the
preserved tricked out in Indian war paint . ... words loaded with honors and titles
by the appreciative authorities mouth like the horns of a rhinoceros , with two
Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of LordsPublish On: 1999
[Viscount TORRINGTON] white rhino which live in the Garamba National Park in
the north eastern corner of what used to be Zaïre, now the Democratic Republic
of Congo. Unfortunately, the recent events and civil war there caused the
administrative personnel in the park to have to be withdrawn. ... That is due
largely to poaching from starving people coming across from the Sudan. ... It is
possible—we know it in this country— to have two separate legal systems operating together.
Alarm was largely because comparatively stitution wangle . few people here had
realised the extent to which poaching It always ... It is all very surprising to me
after an experience I had During the war , some whiskey was said to be distilled
by with the ... The operatives of this misplaced diligence damage by large
number of Elephant , Hippo , Rhino and Babo were ... the new and smart half -
hour car parking proper control and definite co - operation from the Game
Departnotices were ...